The 7th Annual Manufacturing Technology Benefit Golf Tournament was held on June 4th at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. Gary Caravella of CNC Engineering and Barry Agosti of KOMA Precision, organized a recent golf tournament to benefit Asnuntuck Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Center. Their companies also served as Titanium sponsors for the tournament, along with The Robert E. Morris Company.

“Over the next decade or more, the community college system in CT is tasked with preparing and educating annually more than 1,000 students to transition to the advanced manufacturing sector. In order to meet and eventually exceed this objective, scholarship assistance is critical. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships is a major marketing incentive to young women and men and to parents and educators,” said ACC’s Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Frank Gulluni. He explains, “The dollars we raise each year result in our ability to provide between 25 and 30 scholarships to recent graduates of high schools across the region. Our private sector partners have a continuing need for the graduates of our certificate and associate degree programs in CNC Machining, Welding and Fabrication, Electronics Controls and Systems, and Electro-Mechanical Technologies.”

The tournament raised nearly $35,000. Asnuntuck’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is growing. The department just expanded their welding area and will soon break ground for a new multi-million dollar state of the art building to be constructed on property located directly behind ACC’s current building.

ACC President James Lombella applauded the success of the tournament. “This is very exciting and a true testament to our community partnerships.” He continues, “I extend a thank you to everyone involved as these funds go to manufacturing student scholarships and change the lives of many students.” The President adds, “These initiatives help our mission of filling the skills gap in the advanced manufacturing sector by contributing to workforce and economy for the State of Connecticut.”

The center currently provides students with multiple opportunities to earn certificates and associate degrees in CNC Machining, welding and fabrication, electronics controls, and electro-mechanical technologies. Learn more about programs.

Asnuntuck Community College’s Foundation will give golfers another opportunity to head to the golf course when they sponsor their 15th annual tournament on Monday, July 13th at noon at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, MA. The cost to participate in the tournament is $135, which includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, social hour, drawings, prizes, and dinner. For more information on that tournament contact Chris Casey, Event Coordinator at 860-698-6267 or email